Itchy Intentions for a Messy World: A Tale of Two Festivals

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A dozen bug bites and one gold intention bracelet. My arm, currently adorned with both, has become a living totem pole of sorts this week, a reminder of two different spiritual communities I entered into, and was gifted by, within a week of each other. From the hot, humid and muddy campground of the Wild [Read More...]

Silence with a Sloth: On Meeting the Divine in Costa Rica

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I had heard about the Sloth-man a few days before meeting him in a Quaker house in the mystical cloudforest of Monteverde, Costa Rica. My friends Scott and Becca had a year earlier uprooted their church ministry jobs and two young children to move to this small mountain community that drew thousands of tourists each [Read More...]

Getting My Goose On: A Q&A with Wild Goose Festival Director Gareth Higgins

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With only five weeks to go to the third annual Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina, I checked in with Festival Director Gareth Higgins about what to expect and look forward to at this year’s 4-day gathering at the intersection of spirituality, social justice and the arts. In addition to the stellar and diverse [Read More...]


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